Inclusive Play Review Consultation, Dingwall, 12 Sept 2014
You may remember we posted a blog back in July urging interested parties to take part in the online Review of Inclusive Play in Scotland, identified as a high priority within the National Play Strategy Action Plan (2013) which recognises that all children in Scotland have the right to play. The plan mentions in particular the play rights of disabled children and young people, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The closing date for the survey was Wednesday, 27th August but information is also being gathered by interviews, conversations and three consultation events, one of which was held in the Council Chamber in the Council Offices in Dingwall, on Friday 12th September.
It was a small but enthusiastic group of attendees on the day (around 15) which included representatives from The Highland Council’s Play Improvement Group, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, private consultants, Dornoch After School Club, Feis Rois, Ormlie Community Association, Direct Childcare and Smart Childcare, and Care and Learning Alliance.
Review findings to date were presented which highlighted the barriers to play, reflected examples of good practice and listed aspirations for the future. Attendees were also given the opportunity to add further recommendations. The final report will be published later in the autumn and we shall make sure our users receive that link.
In the meantime, Theresa and Anne-Marie of the Play Review would still welcome any further input regarding ‘Inclusive Play in the Highlands’ and are happy to take email contributions up until the 29th September 2014.
Janine Donald, CALA Communications Officer